Yakitori Hibiki Lounge is an authentic Japanese restaurant nestled along Bukit Timah Road. This is a return visit and I found myself, once again, marvelling at the rows of sake and shochu displayed along the walls. No meal is complete (and no one is going to notice) without getting a little high on their premium alcohol.
During my previous visit, we tried the Sake Shabu-Shabu (even more sake!) and a whole lot of their signature yakitoris. You can find out more here http://www.oo-foodielicious.com/yakitori-lounge-hibiki/ because the yakitoris are really amazeballs!
Hibiki is a cosy place for you to chill and dine with friends and colleagues. Besides being a lounge that serves booze, Hibiki’s focus on food quality is evident through the dishes.
Miso Sukiyaki $69.80
The Inaniwa Udon noodles is one of the premium noodle brands that you can find in Japan. Served at the end of the meal, I got to slurp on these smooth strands of noodles. They reminded me of our local Lor Mee, coated in a thick sauce that had gotten a notch tastier after one hour of cooking the meats and vegetables in it.
Yanagawa Fu Nabe $14.80
Miso Saute Steak $18.80
If we had to pick the highlight of the day, it would be this Kurobuta steak specially marinated in Hibiki’s Miso sauce. We had almost skipped ordering this as it sounded normal. Glad we didn’t!
What wowed us to the moon and back was the charred edges of the meat. It was a little crunchy on the outside paired with the slightly chewy meat. And glazed in the special sauce, the whole piece simply tasted like Char Siew – yes, heavenly! We polished all these within minutes.
We were also told that a lot of preparation went into the steak, from marinating it for two days to grilling and then baking in the oven. No wonder, it tasted this good…
I like that restaurants come up with specials of the day and/or food promotions for the month. it keeps the menu fresh and makes diners like you and me want to go back and check it out.
Chicken Egg Ham $8.50
The daily special dish we had was the chicken roulade, but prepared Japanese-styled with ponzu granita. The Kampong chicken was wrapped around an egg centre where both assumed a neutral taste. It seemed like a healthy dish though I would prefer a bit more sauce to further enhance the flavour.
Lobster Salad $9
Tatami Iwashi $15.00
Mochi Cheese Age $10.80
No matter how full you are, at least get their signature Kurobuta yakitori.
Here’s what we had from the menu:
- Tokujyo Kurobuta $5.80: Black pork shoulder Yakitori with salt
- Kurobuta Bara $4.80: Black pork belly Yakitori with Salt and pepper
- Torikawa $3.30: Hibiki’s Chicken Skin Yakitori with Hibiki special made sauce
- Shitake $4.20: Hibiki Shitake mushroom Yakitori with Hibiki Special made sauce
Hibiki Yakitori Don Set $18.80
I would definitely not forget how tasty and healthy the sweet potatoes were; moist and soft with a nutritious punch to it. As for the ice cream, they were creamy and milky. Do eat it fast as they melt quickly!
Some desserts we had:
- Tenpien – Sea salt Ice cream serve with Sweet potatoes stripes $6.80
- Houji Cha – Roasted Tea Ice cream serve with sweet potatoes stripes $6.80
- Yaki Imo Ice cream – Grilled Sweet potatoes Ice cream serve with sweet potatoes stripes $6.80
- Hibiki’s Home made Sweet Potatoes Cake and Sweet potatoes Stripes serve with Vanilla Ice Cream and Palm sugar syrup $9.80
Alcohols and more alcohols!
One thing you won’t have a shortage of is the amount and varieties of alcohols provided here. You would be surprised to unearth some very exclusive bottles during your trip here!
Yakitori Lounge Hibiki
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